Pop Music

Hælos addresses climate change on ‘Any Random Kindness’

Hælos multi-instrumentalist-producer Dom Goldsmith is a perfectionist when it comes to his…

Meow Meow revels in cabaret’s intimate stories

Australian-born, British-based singer Melissa Madden Gray, asked about her stage performances (from…

Self-starter Nina Nesbitt finds pop chart success

After being discovered by Ed Sheeran when she asked for songwriting advice…

Kaki King takes guitar performance to infinite levels

When cutting-edge guitarist Kaki King discusses the creative possibilities of her instrument…

Vocalist Chelsea Lee finds satisfaction in Shaed

It’s taken awhile for Washington, D.C. alt-rock trio Shaed (pronounced “Shade”) to…

‘Marie and Rosetta’ explores power of music, friendship

It’s always a pleasure to discover new talent, and that pleasure is…

Space mission scrubbed, Sarah Brightman starts anew

After over four decades in show business, British soprano and trailblazing pop-classical…

Julia Holter takes intellectual approach to music

Julia Holter is in awe of the hitmaking efficiency of Swedish composers…

Tori Kelly’s faith brings Grammy success

There was an aura of vindication hovering over pop star Tori Kelly…

Bryce Vine meets label success with ‘Carnival’

Los Angeles-bred musician Bryce Vine never believed that his artistic vision --…

Gordon Lightfoot, 80, keeps his standards in rotation

Some artists slow down accordingly with age. Then there’s Canadian folk-rocker Gordon…

Caroline Rose makes major changes on ‘Loner’

As New York musician Caroline Rose settled into the loping cowpunk sound…

Old pro at 24, MNEK enjoys solo success

He started quietly enough, with his 2012 collaboration with Rudimental, “Spoons.” But…

With new lineup, Teenage Fanclub opens Noise Pop

When jangly Scottish outfit Teenage Fanclub opens Noise Pop festivities in The…

‘Baby Driver’ puts Jon Spencer back in spotlight

Veteran blues rocker Jon Spencer’s career got a boost with the inclusion…

Coathangers take on gun violence in ‘Devil You Know’

Strident Coathangers bandleader Julia Kugel used to attack topics that annoyed her…

Barcelona’s Brian Fennell goes solo with SYML

Keyboardist Brian Fennell admits he lived a charmed Peter Pan existence with…

Aces skip college for up-and-coming rock careers

For Provo, Utah singer-guitarist Cristal Ramirez, 23, and her drumming kid sis…

Pop trio half*alive ponders good vs. evil

If you couldn’t tell by its stylized lower-case name, Long Beach trio…

After four decades, Gang of Four’s feeling happy now

This year, iconoclastic British punk outfit Gang of Four is celebrating the…